Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My first go around at college I royally screwed up. I had an academic/leadership scholarship and a vocal music scholarship to Oklahoma Christian University. After a year there, I decided I didn't want to go there for one reason or another. So, I went to UCO. I went there for a year and half and got credit for one class, I flunked the rest. Ugh, it makes me sick to think about it still. Waste of money and waste of time. I just didn't go to class, literally. I didn't go at all and also didn't bother to drop the class. A choice I am still reaping the consequences for.
When John and I got married we talked about me going back to school. I really wanted to have a degree to fall back on, in case anything was to ever happen to John or his job security. So, before we had any children I was going to get a degree. Nope. My favorite surprise changed these plans. When I started back to school I had a 0.8 GPA. Yikes! I can't believe I just put that in there for everyone to see! It was very humbling to start college the first time with an academic scholarship to being put on academic probation for the second go around. There has always been a part of me that has wanted to be a nurse. I like taking care of people, but to be honest, I didn't think I was smart enough to pass the science classes. English/History has always been easy for me, I rarely ever studied for these classes, but Science has always been my most challenging. The B's I received in my science classes have been so much more rewarding than my A's in my english classes. I earned those B's. I worked hard and trained my brain in a different type of learning.
I did it. I was excepted into the nursing program for the Spring of 2010. I raised my GPA to a 2.35, which I am still embarrassed to tell people. I had to write a letter of exception since my GPA was still too low for the program and I found out in September that my exception was accepted.
It has been a long road and to be honest I had no idea I had the perseverance in me.

4 comments:

amy said...

that's awesome amy. you've grown and matured; and you worked your butt off to get where you are!!! you have accomplished so much! how exciting. ben will be so proud of his momma when he grows up to find out what you did for him. i'm so excited for you. :)

Anonymous said...

I am proud of you Amy. You are obviously learning from your mistakes and that is what life is all about.

Mom

Lita said...

"...all things work TOGETHER for good..." It obviously took some (what you may call) "failures," to get to where you are now. Way to go for hanging in there. Very proud of you.

Jennifer said...

Way to go AMY!! You are as smart as you push yourself to be and you will make a great nurse. Maybe this wasn't your first choice of the way you thought college would go, but you make the best of any situation!! See you at graduation :)